Parameter (computer science)

variable in computer programming; special kind of variable, used in a subroutine to refer to one of the pieces of data provided as input to the subroutine. These pieces of data are called arguments

In computer science, parameters are stored names of information that we want to use for a subroutine.[1] These pieces of information, called values, are then passed on to the subroutine to be used as arguments.[1] Then these arguments can affect how the program will run.[2]


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